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Filling Those MREs

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Mmm, Parmesan Chicken… Even civilians are familiar with the USA’s MREs, or Meals Ready to Eat. While there are reports that the French RCIR (Ration de Combat Individuelle Rechauffable) has superior trade value on the front lines, MREs are generally considered to be a significant improvement over earlier US rations. As our readers will see later in this article, they can also have a useful secondary function as RPG protection. MREs have to come from somewhere, however, which explains three firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity type contracts recently issued by the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) in Philadelphia, PA. There were 32 proposals solicited and 4 responded. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year, and the completion date is Dec. 19, 2006. Winners included… * Sterling Foods, Ltd. in San Antonio, TX won a maximum $39.9 million contract for bakery items for use in the MRE. (SPM3S1-06-Z118). * Small business qualifier Caravan Trading Co. in Union City, CA won a maximum $7.4 million contract for pound cakes for use in the MRE (SPM3S1-06-Z116). * The Wornick Co. in McAllen, TX won a maximum $5.6 million contract for tortillas and cookies for use in the MRE (SPM3S1-06-Z117). DID readers […]

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